Gateway to the Plains
In the midst of piñon, juniper, and ponderosa pine woodlands in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains not far from Santa Fe, the remains of an Indian pueblo stand as a meaningful reminder of a people who once prevailed here. Now a national historical park demonstrates to modern visitors the cultural exchange and geographic facets central to the rich history of the Pecos Valley.
Early Settlements in the Pecos Valley
Remains of two pueblos extend for a quarter-mile along a ridge in a valley shared by the Glorieta Creek and the Pecos River.Read More
Fly Fishing 2013
Summer fly fishing season at the park begins June 20 and runs through August 5. Staff will begin taking reservations on May 27.Read More
The Greer Garson Connection
What does an Academy Awarding-winning 1930s and '40s film star have to do with our park? Click (or better yet, visit us!) to find out:Read More
Francisco Vasquez de Coronado pursued a vision quest in 1540 in New Mexico territory, but nearly 60 years passed before Spaniards came to stay.Read More
Kids at Pecos NHP
From taking fun hikes to earning junior ranger badges and park trading cards, there's plenty for kids to do here. We look forward to seeing you!Read More
Trading Cards for Kids
Discover more than 500 stories about America's journey from the Civil War to civil rights. View online or visit this park to collect your own copies.Read More
Click here for changing features such as photos, videos and sound clips. Current: Granville Automatic records music video "Glorieta" at Pecos NHP.Read More
Did You Know?
Oscar-winning actress Greer Garson and her husband Col. E.E. Fogelson owned the Forked Lightning Ranch. They donated 300 acres in 1965 for the creation of Pecos National Monument, money in 1983 for construction of the Visitor Center, and land for the designation of Pecos National Historical Park.